Bradford Doolittle with ESPN believes Bradley Beal will be a top 5 Shooting Guard this season. In projecting top 10 SGs for 2013-14, Beal came in 5th, behind (1) Dwyane Wade, (2) James Harden, (3) Manu Ginobli, and (4) Kobe Bryant
Now Doolittle uses something he calls ATH, a statistical model to produce projections. He used ATH to come up with a forecasted WARP, or wins above replacement level. WARP accounts for a player's efficiency, volume of production and team context.
And as Doolittle says:
ATH loves Beal
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